Improving conservation and fishery assessments with local knowledge: future directions

While there is great interest in the potential of local knowledge to inform quantitative conservation, there are no formal guidelines for its interpretation or analysis. Our work to quantify retrospective bias in fisher interviews and explore effects on IUCN Red List assessments shows that assumptions made when analyzing local knowledge affect conservation assessments suggest several important ways to improve our understanding of local knowledge and its incorporation into conservation and management.

O’Donnell, K.P., M. G. Pajaro and A.C.J. Vincent. 2010. Improving conservation and fishery assessments with local knowledge: future directions. Animal Conservation 13:539-540.[1,2,6] [invited]. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2010.00427.x